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Taichung, Taiwan
March 19, 2004
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is a South African living in Taichung, Taiwan. A sound-jeweller by his own description, MoShang has been collecting rough audio-diamonds from the streets of Taiwan - be they overheard conversations, street-ads blared from the ubiquitous blue-trucks, street processions, funeral chants... These all find their way into the music on this page. Yours to enjoy! MoShang's 13-track debut, , MP3tunes, Etherstream, , , Rhapsody, Liquid Digital Media, PassAlong, MusicMatch, MusicNow, Puretracks, BuyMusic. Check out some visuals to MoShang's music at the link below...
Band/artist history
Although he is slightly embarrassed to admit it, MoShang (aka Jean Marais) started his musical career as a choral singer in his native South Africa in the early 1980's. Around the same time, he received his first computer - a Commodore . His passion for music and computers would eventually culminate in the release of his debut solo album in 2004. Along the way, MoShang was the front man of (an Afrikaans language art rock band), played the saxophone for . He was half of the Afrikaans pop-duo with (their debut .
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I perform a solo instrumental DJ/Multimedia set featuring exclusively original material, entitled "Get Comfortable...". See dates below: For detailed information about the set and basic requirements for booking purposes, visit my Sonicbids page:
Your musical influences
in no particular order: Underworld, David Byrne, downtempo, chill-out, ambient, Jean-Michelle Jarre, Tananas, Not My Dog, anything on the Putumayo label, Duusman, Vangelis, Mr. Scruff, Tom Waits, 12Hz, Miles Davis, Erik Trufaz, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Radiohead, Tumi & The Volume, Debussy, Bjork, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7, Frank Sinatra, Groove Armada...
What equipment do you use?
Notebook, Reason, Sonar, Sony Minidisk, soft options
Anything else?
MoShang (Jean Marais) was a finalist in Star TV (Asia) and Sony's "Start Something" competition (with a 15sec. filmclip) in 2004 - he has won a second minidisk! In 2005, MoShang's track "Nun Other" was a finalist in the in the Dance / Electronica category. He received an honorable mention.Thanks to everyone who voted! Of the songs below, the ones with $-symbols next to them are limited to 2 minute samples when streamed in hi-fi. To hear the full track, listen to the lo-fi stream.
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